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The CEO of California utility PG&E, Peter Darbee, recently caught our attention in a big way when he said that he’d like to use PG&E’s deep pockets to buy and own solar thermal plants. Turns out that’s just the beginning of the things he’d like to […]

The CEO of California utility PG&E, Peter Darbee, recently caught our attention in a big way when he said that he’d like to use PG&E’s deep pockets to buy and own solar thermal plants. Turns out that’s just the beginning of the things he’d like to change about how utilities operate.

Check out our video clip of a round table discussion with the man who was once named by Vanity Fair as a Golden State Eco-warrior. Darbee weighs in on electricity pricing, regulations, smart meters, and working with Google on plug-in hybrids.

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  1. I work at Amazon.com on the Amazon Green project. The reason why I’m replying to this posting is because I’d also like to raise the issue of the demand side of energy consumption.

    I think that there is a huge amount that can be done to address energy needs by modifying consumer behavior. Many big organizations are trying to tap into this (e.g. EPA’s Change A Light Bulb to a CFL Pledge). A challenge that we are trying to address as a mass retailer is that of consumer confusion about what products offer legitimate advantages in terms of energy consumption, water consumption, etc.

    To that end, we’re trying to assemble a community-driven list of the most environmentally-friendly products available, to help consumers evaluate “green” product options.

    Defining what is “green” is something that we’re trying to get help with from those in the community who are passionate and informed about these issues. If anyone would like to add their insights into what is green or not, I’d certainly invite you to add your input to our “Green 3” list at http://www.amazon.com/green.

    Cheers,
    Mark Gaaserud

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  2. [...] just the beginning of the things he’d like to change about how utilities operate. Check out Earth2Tech’s video clip of a roundtable discussion with Darbee as he weighs in on electricity pricing, regulations, smart meters, and working with Google on [...]

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  3. Vanity Fair?? what a reliable source! LOL

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  4. This website is very well.
    There are a few website talking about green.

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  5. [...] and Chief Financial Officer and became CEO in 2005, and told us last year that he has slowly brought in and promoted executives with more of a silicon valley, think-outside-the-box mentality, compared to the traditional utility [...]

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